Story Telling & Product Partnership (OOP 2013 – Day 1)

This week I’m attending OOP in Munich. As Open Spaces / Un-Conferences have become the norm for me it’s strange to be at “real” conference for a change. I have not been “siezed” (formal way to address in German) that often in a long time. Still, the other participants are amiable enough 🙂 Today was …

Lean Altbier (aka “Lean Coffee”)

Another month, another agile meetup: This time we tried out the “Lean Coffee” approach to facilitate a discussion in the whole group about a range of topics.  As the meetup takes place in a brewpub for Düsseldorf’s typical type of beer “Altbier” we dubbed it “Lean Altbier” and it went down like this: Everyone writes …

Giving a webinar – Lessons learned

Last week I spoke at the 6th ALE Bathtub. The ALE Bathtub is an interesting format: It’s held approximately once per quarter  and each time 4 speakers present for 20 minutes each. The webinar format allows people from all over the world to tune in. (ALE is the “Agile Lean Europe” network. I forgot why …

Optimizing Retr-O-Mat’s Web Performance

Some of you may know that my husband Tobias is a web developer. And not just any web developer but one with a passion for web performance optimization (WPO). WPO is about loading and showing a web page as fast as possible as this has proven to increase time on site, number of clicks and …

Düsseldorfer Softwerkskammer Konferenz am 23.6.

Sorry, non-German-speaking readers, this will be my first post in German (about a local conference on Software Craftsmanship): Du hast einen hohen Anspruch an die Software, die Du entwickelst? Sie soll gut vertestet und leicht änderbar sein? Dann komm vorbei! Wir möchten voneinander lernen und uns zu Software Craftsmanship sowie verwandten Themen (Clean Code, TDD, …

Wanted: (Agile) Coaching Circle

“Practice makes perfect” they say. I guess, self-reflection and reading can only get you so far. That’s why I’d like to join or found a coaching circle, i.e. a regular meeting (at least monthly) to safely try out new techniques and work through tough situations. Some ideas for activities: Have Agile Coaching Dojos Work through …